Environmental charity Hubbub has teamed up with resource efficiency specialist Ecosurety to increase recycling quality in the UK.
The collaboration will see the two organisations working together from 2018 to produce two consumer-facing campaigns a year, created and executed by behaviour change campaigners Hubbub, using money from the producer compliance scheme.
The Prospecting Secondary Materials in the Urban Mine and Mining Wastes (ProSUM) project is set to launch the first Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform to increase the recovery of WEEE, end-of-life vehicles, batteries and mining wastes.
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has released a list of materials that will be banned from import from the start of 2018. Steel, copper, nickel, aluminium, zinc and tin were notable absences, according to Reuters.
The government is to introduce legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products from 2018, as new Environment Secretary Michael Gove pledges greater action on ocean plastics.
Bioplastic manufacturer Novamont has pledged to create a minimum bio-based content of 40 per cent across its MATER-BI bioplastics range in an attempt to further reduce the carbon impact of its products.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
Axion Consulting has announced that it is moving forward with the next phase of the WRAP-led Critical Raw Materials Recovery project aiming to increase the recovery of critical raw materials used in electronic devices.